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PALO ALTO ISSUES

East Palo Alto OKs senior-housing development

In broad support of its commitment to keep its low-income population within the city, the East Palo Alto City Council unanimously...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2015
Last comment by JA3+, on Feb 19, 2015 at 7:17 am | 5 comments | 4145 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Concerns about Christian Science forum on depression

I just heard from a friend that PAUSD Board member Terry Godfrey would be introducing a forum on Christian Science approaches...

Original post made by Concerned Parent on Feb. 17, 2015
Last comment by concerned parent, on Feb 18, 2015 at 7:47 pm | 37 comments | 1407 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Penetrating the fog of dementia

With 32 years of caring for people with dementia, Barbara Kalt is constantly scouting for new ways to get through to the...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2015
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Feb 18, 2015 at 7:07 pm | 1 comment | 7040 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A library for everyone: Palo Alto branch reopens with new name, new features

Palo Alto Main Library — now renamed the Rinconada Library — fits into the current trend of how libraries are being...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2015
Last comment by Patron, on Feb 18, 2015 at 5:56 pm | 27 comments | 9096 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Defeating the Demon of Teen Suicide

At a recent meeting in Palo Alto, home to Stanford University and epicenter of Silicon Valley, a standing-room-only crowd...

Original post made by Eric Nelson on Feb. 18, 2015
Last comment by Sleep deprived?, on Feb 18, 2015 at 1:04 pm | 8 comments | 686 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto high schools prioritize culture change, achievement gap

As a result of intensive self-studies Palo Alto's high schools undertook over the last year, both Gunn and Palo Alto High...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2015
Last comment by a contrary view, on Feb 18, 2015 at 9:49 am | 36 comments | 6204 Views

AROUND TOWN

Yelp opens offices on California Avenue

California Avenue businesses have a new big-name neighbor in the online user-review company Yelp, according to a company...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2013
Last comment by Fenton Heirtzler, on Feb 17, 2015 at 11:17 pm | 16 comments | 12417 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: The Menu closes, BHuman to open

Organic Indian restaurant The Menu shutters, Vintage Empire thrives in Mountain View and unusual new business BHuman heats...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2015
There are no comments yet. 4456 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Fixes proposed for divisive zoning tool

A year after Palo Alto put a halt on "planned-community" zones, the city is preparing to move ahead with reforms that officials...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Feb 17, 2015 at 6:15 pm | 19 comments | 3715 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Shop Talk: Shady Lane moves, Anatolian Kitchen expands

Gift boutique Shady Lane is slated to move from University Avenue to Sharon Heights Shopping Center next month; Anatolian...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2015
Last comment by Sparty, on Feb 17, 2015 at 4:47 pm | 33 comments | 6297 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Peter Carpenter Blog Needed

The moderator has just closed two topics about the airport that were recently dominated by comments from Peter Carpenter....

Original post made by Winston Smith on Feb. 17, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 17, 2015 at 4:41 pm | 5 comments | 395 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Children in YMCA adult locker rooms questioned

The YMCA of Silicon Valley has been allowing children 7 years old and younger to join their opposite-sex parents in the locker...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2014
Last comment by member, on Feb 17, 2015 at 4:03 pm | 33 comments | 8997 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What gives the school the right to give my child homework?

This is a legitimate question. I called the California Department of Education today and they did not know the answer. What...

Original post made by Parent on Dec. 18, 2014
Last comment by _Parent, on Feb 17, 2015 at 2:38 pm | 480 comments | 12891 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Beware of going without real estate agent

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Original post made by homeowner Midtown on Sep. 1, 2007
Last comment by Linda, on Feb 17, 2015 at 2:36 pm | 13 comments | 7437 Views

MOVIES

Fifty Shades of Grey

What am I going to tell my daughters about this movie? The message to our teens? Why do directors think this is entertainment?...

Original post made by UGH!!! on Feb. 16, 2015
Last comment by palo alto parent, on Feb 17, 2015 at 1:11 pm | 7 comments | 490 Views

RESTAURANTS

Shop Talk: The Menu closes, BHuman to open

Organic Indian restaurant The Menu shutters, Vintage Empire thrives in Mountain View and unusual new business BHuman heats...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2015
Last comment by Do, on Feb 17, 2015 at 12:08 pm | 5 comments | 3092 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

President Obama signs executive order on cybersecurity at Stanford

President Barack Obama signed an executive order at a Stanford University summit encouraging the private sector to share...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2015
Last comment by M Bakhtian, on Feb 17, 2015 at 11:28 am | 2 comments | 6695 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why did Independent Study disappear from the Gunn course catalog?

Between last year and this year, "Independent Study" which is supposed to be "guided by the students interest," disappeared...

Original post made by parent on Feb. 16, 2015
There are no comments yet. 322 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Caltrain's bad judgment

With trains on the Peninsula currently operating at record, standing-room-only levels and providing an increasingly unpleasant...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Elizabeth, on Feb 16, 2015 at 4:17 pm | 61 comments | 9157 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Lawsuits settled, but no changes at airport

It's been five years since a Cessna piloted by Tesla Motors employee Douglas Bourn crashed into an East Palo Alto neighborhood,...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 16, 2015 at 4:03 pm | 31 comments | 4232 Views
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